Yaprak Servi

Yaprakyaprakservi@gmail.com, yservi@worldbank.org
Tel: 1-202-361-4630
1111 Army Navy Drive No:510, Arlington,VA, 22202 USA

Internship Project (September 2012 – March 2013)


The World Bank’s GFDRR – (USA)


Disaster Risk Management Practice at the World Bank East Asia and Pacific Region



  • Junior Disaster Risk Management Specialist with a Civil Engineering background and interest in disaster risk reduction and urban resilience
  • Extensive natural disaster risk management knowledge, including training in multiple networking environments and risk assessment tools.
  • Skilled at learning new concepts quickly, working well under pressure, and communicating ideas clearly and effectively.
  • Good team member and organizer through work and social experiences.
  • Confident in easily adapting to different environments and cultures, based on past study abroad experiences. Enthusiastic and experienced in overseas travel.


  • The World Bank, Washington D.C., USA (March 11, 2013 – Present)

Consultant; Disaster Risk Management Team of Latin America and the Caribbean Region
Operational support for preparation of PCN package of DRR Eastern Caribbean Project Project management support for the Guatemala 7.2 Earthquake Recovery Framework Project Portfolio analysis for on-going Central American DRM projects covering TA and CAT DDOs Research activities for Safe School projects to collect statistic data and lessons learned.

Publication: Joint report: EERI, AGIES and The World Bank (2013), “The November 7, 2012 M7.4 Guatemala Earthquake and its Implications for Disaster Reduction and Mitigation”, The World Bank Publications. Soft copy available on EERI’s webpage.

The World Bank, Washington D.C., USA (September 1, 2012 – March 1, 2013)

Temporary; Disaster Risk Management Team of East Asia and Pacific Region
Preparation of guidelines notes on seismic retrofitting projects by collecting lessons learned Project management and support on tendering evaluation for Philippines risk mitigation project Preparation of ToRs and concept note for Lao PDR’s Building Resilience Project
Capable of using different risk assessment modelling tools (InaSAFE, OpenQuake)

  • HITIT Industry, Construction & Trade CO.LTD., Ankara, Turkey, (Aug, 2010 – Aug, 2011)

Civil Engineer
Worked as a site manager who is responsible for all management of planning and construction Worked on tender document preparation for national biddings and international ones in Lebanon Had training on planning and construction schedule
Worked on project management for Aslancik dam construction and hydroelectric power plant

  • MESA Housing Industries Inc. Çengelkoy, Istanbul, Turkey, (Summer 2008)

Civil Engineer
Improvement of project management skills to provide communication between several units Learning solving details in both planning and construction stage


  • IUSS Center- Istituto Universitario di Studi Superiori, Pavia, Italy – Understanding and Managing Extremes (UME) Graduate School (September 2011- February 2013)

Masters of Science – Risk and Emergency Management (REM) Master Degree
Interdisciplinary knowledge about probability of risk, law, economics, resource management, natural hazards, finance, insurance, risk assessment, social vulnerability.

  • Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey (2010- Frozen)

Master of Science – Civil Engineering Master Degree, (GPA: 4.00/4.00) –High Honor

  • Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey (2006-2010)

Bachelor of Science – Civil Engineering Degree

Awards & Honors

  • 2011 Sept- 2013 Feb – Recipient of REM Master Program Full Scholarship (IUSS, Pavia, Italy) – EURO 30,000.
  • 2005 July – Third Place Award in Young Talents Contest in Natural Sciences (Sofia, Bulgaria)
  • 2005 May – First Place Award in Science Project Competition organized by the Turkish Science and Technology Foundation (TUBITAK) (Ankara, Turkey)

Certificates & Relevant Coursework

  • 2012 November – Damage, Loss and Needs Assessment (DALA) Training of Global Facilities for Recovery and Reduction (GFDRR)
  • 2010 October – International Insurance Symposium at the World Bank
  • 2012 February – FEMA Certificate for ICS-100

Program Skills

  • Advanced Microsoft Office Skills
  • R Programming
  • Quantum GIS using with InaSAFE plugin
  • AutoCAD
  • Well versed in SharePoint 2010 functions to create intranet sites and applications


  • Turkish (Native)
  • English (Excellent – Reading, writing, verbal skills)
  • Spanish (Basic)

Additional Information & Memberships

  • Since 2010 – Member of Union of Chambers of Turkish Engineers and Architects – Chamber of Civil Engineering (TMMOB-IMO)
  • 2007 September – 2008 May: Served as a captain of the ice skating team, “Team Ice Paradise”
  • 2007 May- Board membership of the International Association of Civil Engineering Students METU local committee ( IACES) and organizer of the “Technical Trip of Ermenek Dam”
  • 2007 March – Silver Medal in Universities Cross Country Skiing Competition
  • 2006 December – Ice Skating Trainer Certificate